Over the years, our studio has faced a whirlwind of challenges, from accusations of being scammers to betrayal in the industry we passionately serve. Today, I want to share our story, clarify misunderstandings, and reaffirm our commitment to integrity and innovation in game development.
Our Beginnings and the Road Traveled
We started as a spirited team of developers, fueled by a shared dream of creating engaging games and applications. Our journey was marked by collaborations with various clients, and initially, everything seemed to be on track – payments were on time, our team was motivated, and creativity was at its peak.
This was when the dream of PSYBER X was born.
However, the unpredictable nature of this industry soon became evident. Several clients discontinued projects midway due to loss of interest or financial constraints. Despite these setbacks, we persevered, reallocating our resources to keep our mission alive. (most this happened during COVID, and I’m sure many can relate these were hard time for most).
The Promised Opportunity and Its Aftermath
A significant turning point was a promised contract involving big names like DC Universe and HBO. This opportunity seemed like a breakthrough, but it turned out to be a facade. Our work, our passion, was presented by our client to these giants as his own, leaving us in the shadows, betrayed and without rightful recognition.
Our Small Studio Against Big Challenges
As a small studio, we lack the extensive legal resources that bigger companies might have, making it difficult to fight such injustices. But we haven't let this dampen our spirit or commitment to our craft.
PSYBER X and Our Ethical Use of Assets
Our flagship project, PSYBER X, symbolizes not just our creative spirit but also our commitment to ethical practices in game development. In crafting this game, we've utilized market-available assets, a norm in our industry, but with a strong emphasis on ethical and creative use.
Addressing NFT Concerns and Asset Usage
The rise of NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) in gaming has brought forth new challenges and misconceptions, particularly regarding asset usage. We understand the concerns surrounding this and are proactively addressing them:
Clarification with Artists
We are in ongoing conversations with the original artists of these assets to ensure they are fully informed about how their work is being utilized in PSYBER X. It’s important to us that they understand our use of their creations in the context of our game.
Defining Game Asset Use
We draw a clear line between in-game assets and their usage outside the gaming world. A character or weapon, integral to the game, remains within the realm of PSYBER X. We are committed to explaining this distinction to the artists and ensuring all parties are on the same page.
Correction and Licensing
Nearly two years ago, we identified and began correcting the use of certain assets. Today, we're proud to say that our game predominantly features our original creations or assets for which we have obtained full licensing rights. This step is crucial in maintaining both legal integrity and creative authenticity.
This journey, filled with both challenges and rewards, has been a path of tremendous learning and growth. We've faced obstacles head-on and emerged stronger with each one. Our commitment to ethical practices, respect for intellectual property, and the pursuit of innovation in game development remains as strong as ever.
Expanding Our Team
As many of you know from our Discord discussions, we are planning to expand our team by hiring a new developer in the upcoming months, either in January or March. This step is a testament to our growth and dedication to bringing fresh perspectives and skills to our projects. We value transparency and open communication, and we continue to share our developments and plans across various platforms, including Discord and Hive posts.
Gratitude and Collaboration
Thank you for being a crucial part of our story and community. As we look to the future, we are excited about writing new chapters that are rich in innovation, collaboration, and groundbreaking gaming experiences. Together, let's continue to push the boundaries of what's possible in gaming and create worlds that captivate and inspire.
PS. For anyone that has been on our discord, this information has been clearly communicated for years. I have been open on every subject every presented.
Turmoil stuck, and here we are. Trying to a find a way to keep building.
Hive is an amazing place, I've meant the most amazing, and malevolent people in the world.
The amazing far outweigh the bad, so we will continue building as always.
If it's not up to your standard, just don't pay attention.
Never left, never will.